How to fix VALORANT’s ‘queue is disabled’ error

The error prevents players from getting into matches.

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Hopping into a VALORANT match isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

The latest VALORANT error to plague the game is preventing players from entering matches. A “queue is disabled” message pops up where it usually says “in queue,” claiming that “party members aren’t ready.” Despite the issue clearly impacting the game experience, there’s an easy solution.

Here’s how to fix VALORANT‘s “queue is disabled” error.

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The error usually appears a few seconds after queueing up for a match. The queue will proceed as normal before turning red and reading “queue is disabled.” And cycling through tabs before revisiting the lobby doesn’t appear to solve the issue.

Simply restarting your client should fix the “queue is disabled” error. As soon as players log back on, they can queue into a match without encountering the pesky problem. After your match ends, the error is liable to crop back up. If that happens, players can simply restart their client again.

Riot hasn’t addressed this error yet and it’s unclear what the culprit is. But Patch 3.04, which was released on Aug. 24, 2021, may have caused some instability. Since the patch launched, some players have reported unusually high ping in their respective servers.